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DVD Review: Chris Stokes 'Battlefield America' Teaches Predictable But Much Needed Lessons

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • September 18, 2012 1:51 PM
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At the start of “Battlefield America,” we see young, bold, and tough kids dancing at an underground dance battle. Think “You Got Serve” meets Disney’s “Ant farm”. I’ve never seen such talented young dancers dance. The opening scene gives way to a lot of great energy, but it resembles more of a music video, than that of an opening scene to a film.

Acclaimed Feature Doc 'The Waiting Room' Gets Theatrical Release Poster (Opens Next Week)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2012 1:28 PM
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A medical drama served up non-scripted style.

19th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Announces Lineup, Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2012 1:11 PM
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I'll return with individual highlights; in the meantime, check out the basics in the press release below; and feel free to head over to the festival's website (HERE) for the full lineup and other relevant info.

Marques Houston Talks 'Battleground America' w/ S&A (Story, Character, Working w/ Kids)

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • September 18, 2012 12:32 PM
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When I think of Marques Houston, I immediately think of my younger sister’s childhood obsession with the late 1990’s boy group Immature. My sister had posters, she went to their concerts, and was especially obsessed with Marques.

Viola Davis To Be Honored w/ Career Achievement Award (Silver Hugo) + Retrospective At CIFF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2012 12:13 PM
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The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 11-25, 2012. The full schedule will be announced on September 20th.

BET Ups Faith-Based Programs (Options 3 Reshonda Billingsley Novels + New TD Jakes Talk Show)

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 18, 2012 11:49 AM
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BET has long had faith based programs on Sunday mornings, but they have announced a slate of new programs to look forward to as part of its primetime line-up.

Jimi Hendrix Died Today... Updates On Andre Benjamin's 'All Is By My Side' (Official Synopsis)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2012 11:49 AM
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Denzel Washington Reveals Daughter Is In 'Django Unchained' + Roles He Regrets Rejecting

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2012 11:12 AM
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Denzel Washington is on the cover of GQ‘s October Style Playbook issue, on newsstands September 25; the featured interview is already online, and in it, Denzel reveals a few items I wasn't previously aware of, and I'm guessing some of you aren't aware of either. So I'm sharing...

Chadian Mahamat Saleh-Haroun's 'Grisgris' To Begin Shooting (Plot Details Revealed)

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 18, 2012 10:56 AM
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We've been on the look out for more information about this project from acclaimed Chadian Filmaker Mahamat Saleh-Haroun since it was announced at Cannes.

Jeta Amata's 'Black November' Announces US, UK, Nigeria Release Dates

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 18, 2012 10:22 AM
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It was previously announced that Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata decided to rethink and reshoot his political corruption drama about the volatile oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Black Gold.  The project a collaboration of Hollywood/Nollywood stars Billy Zane, Tom Sizemore, Vivica Fox, Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Mbong Amata, Hakeem Kae Kazim and several others.

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